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ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

  • Solo drama
  • 1 Hour

Inspired by mythology, Elephant in the Room plays homage to Lord Ganapati, in this quirky and poignant reinterpretation of his story.

The protagonist is a young boy interestingly named Master Tusk, who has been given a new head – an elephant’s! Confused and bewildered, he finds himself lost in the forest. Danger lurks at every turn. He encounters a motley couple – Makadi (spider) and Moork (poacher), a clumsy duo in search of a big-ticket ransom. They kidnap Master Tusk, but their scheme goes awry when a prophecy is revealed and changes everything. Amidst a cursed love affair, an encounter with an eccentric old elephant and a hunt for a missing head, Master Tusk sets off on an adventure that changes his life. But will he be able to carry his head on his shoulders?

The Elephant in the Room

A Dur Se Brothers Production

 Conceived, Directed and Performed by YUKI ELLIAS

Written by SNEH SAPRU

Costumes & Set Designed by SUMAIYA MERCHANT

Lights Designed & Operated by ASMIT PATHARE

Sound Design by SEEMINGLY THAT

Sound Operated by YAEL CRISHNA / PRIYANKA BABBAR

Executive Producer – NILOUFER SAGAR

Live Show Photos by C. GANESAN / RAFEEQ ELLIAS / VIRAJ SINGH

A DUR SE BROTHERS Production

Originally commissioned by The Prakriti Foundation for The Park New Festival 2016.

Elephant in the Room is story of a young boy in search of his head. He’s no ordinary boy. You can’t be if you’ve been through a beheading and lived for the rest of your life with a head of an elephant. I was always intrigued how our much- loved Ganesha kept adjusting to his changing form – from clay to boy to part animal to God. He becomes Master Tusk in our story and though this avatar I was able to follow my curiosity. Collaborating with writer Sneh Sapru was an exhilarating experience from which emerged Sneh’s elucidation of a brilliant script suffused with humour, poetry and sensitivity with much of it in verse form.
The script, original music, lighting and production design are the fabric of the solo performance that allows for one actor to weave through seven whimsical characters in an epic journey.  Elephant in the Room was originally commissioned by the Prakriti Foundation for the Park Theatre Festival 2016. I am immensely grateful to Ranvir Shah and his wonderful team for enabling me to realise a story that has been brewing in my mind for four years.

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  • Shri Ram Centre

  • Director:

    Yuki Ellias 

  • Producer:

    Dur Se Brothers and Niloufer sagar

  • Language:

    English

  • City / State:

    Mumbai, Maharashtra

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